MVBS presents Orphan Jon & the Abandoned, Viking Club

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society is bringing Orphan Jon & the Abandoned back! They’ll be at the Moline Viking Club, 1450 41st, Moline, Illinois on Sunday, May 5. The music starts at 6:00 p.m. and all it will cost you is $12.00 or $10.00 if you’re a member of the Mississippi Valley Blues Society. You can join at the door so you can save at this and future shows.

Orphan Jon and The Abandoned are Rip Cat Records recording artists based out of Southern California and a national touring Roots and Blues band. A 2018 Blues Blast Music Awards double nominee. Currently receiving airplay throughout the world on many Blues and Roots stations for their debut album "Abandoned No More" as well as high reviews for the album and live performances by several top Blues critics, promoters and venue owners. Orphan Jon And The Abandoned performs originals; with a few covers mixed in, all with passion, high energy and a tight sound unlike any other.

"From Southern California comes an original band that has a sound and style all its own. Rip Cat Records label release Orphan Jon "Abandoned No More" featuring Bruce Krupnik is getting people talking. Jon's lyrics are from the colors of his heart (think Dylan, Guthrie) and Bruce's music is the brush of which they both paint this portrait of Orphan Jon "Abandoned No More" ~Rip Cat Records

Orphan Jon and The Abandoned (OJATA) is an American Roots and Blues band from Southern California. OJATA is quickly becoming a go to band because of the high energy and passion they display while performing. Roots and Blues is their life blood, and it shows in their ever popular originals; and the few selective covers, they bring to every show. It is the bands goal to captivate the audience from the first note struck until the last chord is played while entertaining them both musically and visually.

OJATA simply put, is a very unique band. Unique in that they express themselves in such a way; that’s so different, that many have said after seeing them perform live, they’ve never seen nor heard anyone like them before. And not only do they capture the traditional fans of the blues; which they so love and cherish, but also have been gaining more and more of a younger audience due to the Roots style of music they showcase everywhere they’ve been honored to play. When you see and hear OJATA you will be taken on a journey through the ups and downs, the twists and turns, peaks and valleys of the vibrancy of love and everyday living through their music. They are a rare breed full of spirit and charisma, and they put on a show that is both energetic and captivating with a tight sound like no other.

Orphan Jon and The Abandoned is a band that totally captures the essence of what Americana Music is all about; hard work, rough life, grinding days, moving souls, touching hearts and heartfelt love, day to day, and all the time.

“A must see, a must hear band that is turning heads everywhere they perform.”
Al Factorman- Well Respected Blues Enthusiast and Historian of Los Angeles, Ca.

Event Date: 

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 18:00 to 21:30


Moline Vikings Club 1450 41st Street Moline, Illinois